Establishment Colchester Royal Grammar School

URN: 137814

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Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3ND
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr John Russell
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11 to 18
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URN: 137814, DfE number: 881/5443
UKPRN: 10035485
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Janet Perry Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 08/03/2012 05/05/2024


Name Appointed by From To
John Christopher Johnston Appointed by foundation/Trust 09/09/2011 31/08/2024
Daniel Farruggio Elected by parents 29/06/2020 28/06/2024
Katie Finbow Elected by parents 29/06/2020 28/06/2024
Janet Perry Foundation/sponsor members 08/03/2012 05/05/2024
Heidi Drake Elected by school staff 20/03/2020 19/03/2024
Philip Michael Roberts Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 09/09/2011 31/12/2023
James Michael Carter Elected by parents 23/01/2019 22/01/2023
Emmanuelle Renee Berthe Anning Elected by parents 11/12/2018 10/12/2022
Glynis Ann Barritt Foundation/sponsor members 08/03/2012 31/08/2022
John Graham Tillett Foundation/sponsor members 09/09/2011 31/08/2022
George Anthony Constantinides Elected by parents 26/11/2017 25/11/2021
Richard Andrew Crayston Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Ross Neale Elected by school staff 06/07/2017 05/07/2021
David James Ratcliffe Elected by school staff 08/06/2013 07/06/2021
Judith Anne Owens Foundation/sponsor members 08/03/2012 31/03/2021
Deborah Hoy Elected by parents 28/03/2017 27/03/2021
Philip Michael Hoddell Elected by parents 18/03/2013 27/03/2021
Iain Turner Appointed by GB/board 09/09/2011 17/03/2021
John Richard Russell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2015 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Glynis Ann Barritt Original (signatory) members 08/03/2012
Janet Perry Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 19/01/2016
John Christopher Johnston Original (signatory) members 09/09/2011
John Graham Tillett Original (signatory) members 09/09/2011
John Richard Russell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 19/01/2016
Judith Anne Owens Original (signatory) members 08/03/2012
Philip Michael Roberts Original (signatory) members 11/12/2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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John Richard Russell 01/09/2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Angela Daphne Jennings 09/09/2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Salome Azarmi Trustee Elected by parents 28/11/2017 11/12/2019
Iain Ross Trustee Elected by school staff 28/11/2017 21/11/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
New Town and Christ Church
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(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Colchester 013
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Colchester 013B

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